Dennis Regan’s sharp wit and funny insights into the world around us never fail to keep audiences laughing. He is one of the few comics who have made multiple appearances on both the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman.
He has also been on Showtime and Comedy Central. Dennis has toured nationally for many years and has headlined large venues and most of the major comedy clubs in the country. He has also worked as a television writer on the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens.”
Andy Erikson says she was hit in the head by a bird as a kid, and that’s how she got her powers. Soon after, she decided to become a comedian.
In 2009, she won the Aspen Rootftop College Comedy Festival and that same year she was a semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award. In 2010, she took first place in both the Funniest Person with a Day Job contest, and the funniest person competition in Duluth, Minn. She recently was selected by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as the Best of Minnesota Comedian Tweeter of 2012. Her favorite thing about comedy is making friends.
Bob Biggerstaff began his comedy career at the legendary Laff Stop Comedy Club in Houston, Texas..as a doorman. After a few months "manning the door" he started to perform at the Laff Stop open mic night and developed his self-deprecating, sports-related style.He has been successful in many comedy competitions, including being a national finalist in Sierra Mist's "Search For the Next Great Comic", HBO's "The Lucky 21", and Comedy Central’s "Open Mic Fight". Bob made his national television debut on NBC's “Last Comic Standing”. Most recently Bob was part of the inaugural Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest in Austin, Texas, and The Just For Laughs Chicago Festival.
Don’t let Sam Demaris fool you. He’s black, but he in no way does “black” comedy. Sam is an amazing storyteller with a universal appeal. When you're watching him, you never know what to expect. Sam started his comedy career in 2001 and in 2002; he took home the gold in the "Houston's Funniest Person" competition. In 2010, he teamed up with three other Houston comedians and joined the infamous Whiskey Brothers. Since then, Sam has gone on to do countless gigs across the United States including the Real Men of Comedy tour as well as tours of Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrian, Djibouti, and South Korea to perform for the United States Armed Forces.
After arriving from Miami in 1978, he began his career in New York and soon was cast by Lorne Michaels in “The New Show,” working Steve Martin, John Candy, Gilda Radner and others. He made his network TV debut in 1986 on “Late Night with David Letterman” and has made numerous return appearances since then. He’s guest starred on many TV comedies such as “Seinfeld” and “The Office.” and movies, including “Hancock” with Will Smith and “Internal Affairs” with Richard Gere. According to the New York Times, Havey is "cocksure, irreverent, and very funny."
Trevor Hill is a stand-up comedian and writer who sleeps in San Francisco and is awake in a variety of locations. He is co-creator and host of the critically acclaimed, topic-based comedy show Hand to Mouth. He has performed in clubs throughout the United States and England. Trevor has appeared of KOFTY TV in San Francisco and has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly and Washington Post. His comedy ranges from social and political commentary to deeply personal material about homeless family members to absurd vignettes about Bolivian Phil Collins fans and bayou-dwelling entrepreneurs.
Helen Hong plays “Janet Fung” in the upcoming Coen Brothers movie "Inside Llewyn Davis," and is featured as “Fong’s Taco Hut Lady” in Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans.” Helen’s “cute little Asian girl” demeanor is featured on TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos,” and she’s a regular comedy panelist on “The Yo Show” on Yahoo.com. She was a semi-finalist at New York’s Funniest Stand-Up Competition, was selected for the Emerging Comics Showcase at the NYC Underground Comedy Festival, and was a semi-finalist in California’s Funniest Female Contest. Look for Helen in Comedy Central's sketch series "Inside Amy Schumer".
Michael Issac is a well-rounded entertainer. He is the founder and creator of “Michael Issac’s Good. Clean. Funny. Comedy” and he approaches comedy from the standpoint of “Life is funny!” Michael has a unique comedy gift with his dynamic stage presence, likeability and winning smile. His theater background combined with improvisation training in the Second City Conservatory has equipped him with the comedic skills that are adaptable to any audience. In addition to his talent, his commitment to working clean makes him a favorite to all audiences of all ages and all backgrounds.
Cory is every woman, mother, daughter, wife . . . ex-wife. This year, she has appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” her fifth appearance on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and a new TV special for “Nick Mom.” She appeared on the first season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and made it to the finale, where host Jay Mohr called her performance “flawless.” Other television credits include her own special on Comedy Central and many episodes of “Politically Correct with Bill Maher” on HBO. Her off-Broadway hit “The J.A.P. Show” ran for six months in New York City and continues to tour the country.
Originally from the Midwest, raised in California, went to college in Montana and a three-year stint in Asia make Patrick Keane a comedian with a background. Why college in Montana? Football scholarship. Why Asia? To get away from football. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2000, Patrick has appeared on Comedy Central’s ‘Live At Gotham’, the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” the Bob and Tom show, Comics Unleashed, the Montreal Comedy Festival and is a regular at the Improv and Comedy Store in Hollywood. When not headlining himself, he has been the opening act for such comedians as Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon and Kevin Pollok.
Joe Machi was born and raised in State College, graduating from Penny State University there. Machi decided to try stand up and moved to New York City in 2006. In 2010, Machi won the NY Underground Comedy Festival's Emerging Comic's Contest. Three months later, he was a finalist in the New York Comedy Festivals NY's Funniest Person Competition. In 2011, he was runner up in the Boston Comedy Festivals New York Comedy Contest, which earned him a trip to the Boston Comedy Festival. In 2012 Machi was selected by Country Music Television to participate in their "Next Big Comic" Competition.
She’s worked in numerous comedy clubs, put over 300,000 miles on her car as a road comic and worked at the Cartoon Network. She’s also worked with professional wrestlers and was an assistant to at least 20 vice presidents at Turner Brodcasting. She recently was invited to the fourth annual Women in Comedy Festival in Cambridge, Mass. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has been on two seasons of CBS’ “Rules of Engagement,” Disney’s “Jesse” and “Mike and Molly.” And she’s attended every comedy festival all over the plant – yeah, planet.
John McKeever is a comic and writer from Philadelphia's burgeoning comedy scene. His work has been featured on ESPN, SI.com, and he was named one of the top comics in the city by Philadelphia Magazine. The sketches of his comedy group, Bird Text, have over 1 million YouTube views. BirdText recently wrote, produced, and directed a dozen broadcast television commercials. John is 28 and honed his act working behind the bar in his family's Irish Pub. His jokes are well-crafted: so strong you'd think they were forged in the heart of a star and still sharper than a widow's spite.
Bryan Miller renounced all seriousness and quit his job as a newspaper editor to try standup comedy in 2008. In his first year, he was a finalist in Acme’s Funniest Person in the Twin Cities contest, and just two years later he was spotted by Craig Ferguson, who invited him to do a spot on CBS’s The Late Late Show, where he made his network television debut in April 2012. He has appeared in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, can be heard on Sirius/XM radio, and also is featured on the Stand Up! Records compilation album “Nerd Alert.”
In just a few short years he has stormed thru the ranks of comedy, becoming one of the funniest comics in Florida. He was the 2009 Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival winner and finished second in the Florida’s Funniest Comedian contest. He was chosen to compete/perform in the 2011 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival/Competition in Atlanta. He was selected to be 1 of the 101 comics to compete in the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas 2012. He just recently made his TV debut appearing on Nick Jr’s “Nick Mom Night Out.”
Comedian Paul Morrissey was born and raised a sports fanatic in the tiny town of Owego,NY. He played college basketball and was the starting point guard all four years but after he was not selected to play in the NBA, he pursued a job in sports broadcasting. After being fired as a TV sports anchor at ABC for being "too much of a smart-ass for TV news," he pursued a career in comedy where that is considered a good thing. He's headlined clubs around the world, performing at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, Sundance Film Festival and Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland.
Phil is one of the hardest-working comedians around. He began his comedy career in Denver and later moved to Los Angeles. There he became a regular at the world-famous Hollywood Improv as well as starting a successful career as a television writer. In addition to landing a spot at the prestigious HBO U.S Comedy Arts Festival, where he received rave reviews for his performances, Phil has continued to perform his stand-up routine on such shows as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” NBC’s “Friday Night!” , Louie Anderson’s “Comedy Showcase,” VH1’s “Stand-Up Spotlight” and “Fools For Love,” and A&E’s “Caroline’s Comedy Hour.”
Brian Scolaro is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. He is perhaps best known for playing Doug on TBS’ “Sullivan and Son” comedy series along with roles on FOX’s “Stacked” and NBC’s “Three Sisters.” But he also has appeared on other TV shows and in films too numerous to mention (although he will if asked). He has done stand up on his own half hour special on Comedy Central, as well as on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, “Late Nite With Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and ABC’s “Comics Unleashed.”
Shahryar brings a unique combination of material and experiences to the stage that allow him to relate well with a variety of audiences. He lives and works in the Washington, D.C., area, and as a federal employee, brings out all the humor he sees in his work. Also he is a South-Asian, Muslim comedian which allows him to bring a cultural and religious diversity of content to stage. Then, there’s that large family which has been a great source of material. Shahryar is a regular at many comedy clubs including the DC Improv and has been featured in The Washington Post.
Nate Weatherup is a new, original voice coming out of the Chicago comedy scene. Born and raised in Detroit, Nate has spent the last four years working comedy clubs throughout the Midwest, including Zanies, Skyline Comedy Club, and The Comedy Castle, as well as Improvs and Funny Bones around the country. Nate makes you take a long, hard look at education, culture and yourself with his sharp wit and unapologetic honesty.